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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 3, 2010 5:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: U S Bluez

Some old timers are runnin' for the hills . July 4th and a USB post , Again ?!?!

But , yes . Yes it is .

My two favs are not unknown . Actually they are quite well known , and only days apart . And recent TDIH .

For the first one I have gone over all the sources and I'm still not completely satisfied . I use the So Many Roads source when I need my fix . But for IA , how about this

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1974-06-23.sbd.matrix-sb21b.chappell.83489.flac16

And five days later , in Boston . However DP 12 is required for that experience . And a side note , the LIG > USB is required listening to be on IA . They are watching , so git to it , if you haven't . You'll need a good 45' or so . And then you can play the fun game , how many themes are in the ' jam ' . There are some Aud's on IA of this show .

USB was such a fun song , but it quickly seems to have become a throwaway encore tune . There where only 27 times it was not played in that slot , opposed to 295 times as an encore . It always seems to have something extra when played elsewhere . Though there are some raging USB as encores throughout the years .

What's your fav. ?

edit - my wife just bought a bottle of Concannon Dry Rose for a party tomorrow . I was reading the back label , and the two first to words were Red Rocks . I yelled , " honey come here , check this out ! " She came . Looked at the back , then at me and said , " Too much GD for you ( and this is from her) , it's Roots , Rocks , silly . " I just said I need glasses .

2nd ( and final ) edit - KEY I had to edit to write this . All of the rec.'s below are Home Runs . Long One's . If you like this song ( so fun to dance to ) make some time .


This post was modified by micah6vs8 on 2010-07-03 22:57:03

This post was modified by micah6vs8 on 2010-07-04 00:27:56

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Poster: BataviaSparky Date: Jul 4, 2010 12:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U S Bluez- and overlooked gemz!

Sept of 90 set closer in Richfield, Ohio, first or second show after Brent's tragic passing. These shows were notable musically because with Vince only on keys, Jerry really took over and HAD to be on top of his game, and he really did carry these two OVERLOOKED shows
http://www.archive.org/details/gd90-09-07.sbd.odeo.13253.sbeok.shnf
actually looks like only the 7th is on IA! Where is the 8th?
I was there and it was an OUTSTANDING SHOW! - in fact, I'z gonna start a new thread!

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Poster: vapors Date: Jul 3, 2010 11:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U S Bluez

When thinking about US Blues, the only one that stands out in my memory is from the GD Movie. But that is probably due to the camera shots of that happy fellow who sings along bopping his head right next to the stage.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 3, 2010 2:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U S Bluez

While i love the cameron indoor version, i also always think of the one from the GD Movie:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPBLfzTPCDc

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Poster: Nikki Benz Date: Jul 4, 2010 9:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U S Bluez

Thanks for sharting!

Kind regards and a nice day:-)

Nikki Benz
http://luxuryshopping.us

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 4, 2010 9:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U S Bluez

Hello Nikki . Welcome aboard . After lurking a long time I am a relative newbie myself .
One thing I have noticed during my lurking / posting is that I have never seen cold selling done on a site devoted to GD ( and its many tangents ) . You may want to reconsider that aspect of your post .

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 4, 2010 10:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U S Bluez

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFrtpT1mKy8

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Jul 3, 2010 5:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U S Bluez

Duke U. 1978, here's, by far, my favorite, Jerry is unusually active and happy.

Check out the Townshendesque windmills.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbfjnUlhVc4

This post was modified by Purple Gel on 2010-07-04 00:57:30

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Poster: madmonkmcphee Date: Jul 3, 2010 7:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U S Bluez

I agree on the 4/12/78 pick. Balls-out rock and roll, Jerry screaming and even leaping on that last note? Mr. Garcia? I think the boys really scared the shit out of Donna on this one. Not the cleanest out there but full of energy

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 4, 2010 10:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U S Bluez

PG, how long was the stage configuration w/ BW ( looking @ the stage ) on the left and JG in the middle ? I have never seen that one before .

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Jul 3, 2010 11:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U S Bluez

10-21-1978 is perhaps the best version of this tune...09-15-1985 features a great verison out of loopy space...they open the first set with it on 06-21-1985 I believe, that's a nice version...05-19-1974 is nice...

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 3, 2010 11:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U S Bluez

I missed that 9/15/85 , out of space ( the whole set list is a bit off kilter - intriguing , something to listen to ). So my numbers are a tad off .
That has never happened . I'm sure . Really

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jul 3, 2010 2:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U S Bluez

I think the song was at it's best during 1974. Not one of my favorite Grateful Dead tunes but the performance of U.S. Blues on 7/27/74 might be the best jammed of all time. The song ends at the 5 minute mark, but the band restarts a funky U.S. Blues Jam and continues for another dynamite five minute stretch which is probably the high point of that West Virginia show...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1974-07-27.sbd.miller.107804.flac16

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Poster: Shooting Dark Star Date: Jul 4, 2010 8:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U S Bluez

Roanoke sir is in Virginia, not West Va. Shame the Eyes encore from that evening is no where to be found

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jul 4, 2010 5:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U S Bluez

What a goofy mistake. Thank you for the correction!

Huntington, Roanoake, probably similar cities. Still, it's not a particularly strong performance. Have you ever hesr that Eyes of the World Encore?

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Poster: Shooting Dark Star Date: Jul 4, 2010 8:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U S Bluez

Actually the performance in Roanoke in 1974 was not only not strong, it was weak. And no, I have never heard the encore. Do you have it? If so, I'd love to hear it.

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Poster: Street Pig ! Date: Jul 3, 2010 4:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U S Bluez

gotta agree 74' was my favorites, it got old as the posters said below in the 80's, 74' reminds me of the GD movie and the excitement of being at a show dancin. The Band was anamerican band that played grate tunes dipicitng our country and it's times. No other Band like them and No OTHER COUNTRY as beautiful as the USA!

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Jul 3, 2010 4:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U S Bluez

They're all my fave. For some reason I ALWAYS loved this tune; never got tired of it and still don't. I don't care how much it came to be viewed as a throwaway, I always thought it was a jumpin' tune that worked well anywhere- set opener (didn't do this enough), closer, encore, even coming out of the big jams as in late June '74. I even love the super sloppy, hyperdriven, cracked-out, let's-the-fuck-out-of-here versions from the mid 80s.

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Poster: gumby69 Date: Jul 6, 2010 9:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U S Bluez

This is by far my favorite. Rough,Raunchy, and Rockin'.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1985-07-13.sbd.walker-scotton.miller.106193.flac16

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Jul 4, 2010 1:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U S Bluez

Thanks for the reference to DP12 micah, which I was listening to today. I am at home with the flu and I wanted to hear some long jazzy jamming by the band and chose this and DP14 to fill my prescription.
One thing I must mention about U.S. Blues, (and I feel the one on DP12 is about the best), is that "U.S. Blues", (along with "Ship Of Fools", were rare topical songs for the Grateful Dead in 1974. The Watergate affair was in full swing and the atmosphere was highly charged in the country with the imminent impeachment and prosecution of Richard Nixon, and his resulting resignation days after this performance was given. I saw the band in 1974, and believe me when I tell you this, that "U.S. Blues" was an incredibly powerful and popular song that summer, as was the encore "Ship Of Fools", a political satire of the Nixon administration during Watergate.

This post was modified by SkyDawg on 2010-07-04 08:27:18

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 4, 2010 9:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U S Bluez

Hope you feel better soon , SkyDawg . Chicken soup does work . Nixon resigning his office always reminds me of 8 - 6 - 74 . ( DP 31 )
Hey , doesn't SoF remind you of every administration ( or us ) ! I hear you about '74 . Thank God I was born in '68 . Some great stuff in the 60's , ( CIVIL RIGHTS , landing on the moon , GD ) and lots of terrible stuff . Those two songs must have put you back on you feet a bit . Great shows . Some awful times .

Decades aren't always 10 years in history . It would be funny if they were > Oh , the eighties are tomorrow . I can't wait to get the new fashion .

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 4, 2010 8:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U S Bluez

Furthur is playing it right now ... I'm not going to pretend it's like seeing the Grateful Dead, but it's fun.

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Poster: Jack o' Roses Date: Jul 4, 2010 9:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U S Bluez

Well, I AM going to pretend it's like seeing the Grateful Dead. Cause it is LIKE seein' the Boys & it's NOW. I'd swear I heard Brent's ghost a few times playin' along w/ Jeff tonight.

Tonight Bobby's USB slide sound wasn't cutting it to me....
My Fav mid 1980s USBs must include hurry-I'm-jonesin'6/25 & 6/30/85 & the I'm-nice-&-clean last song of 1986 (end 1st set). 1 more worth a mention is the other Roanoke (7-7-87)
G*D Bless

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 4, 2010 9:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U S Bluez

Yeah , it isn't . But if you have a chance to go - Take it .

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